members, seeing to it that they put out blazes efficiently. >> translator: it's stressful but all i can do is my best. >> reporter: he goes the extra mile, not only for himself but also for his late mentor. he used to head the fire department. but on march 11, 2011, the tsunami engulfed him while he was evacuating local residents. it was this man and his team who discovered the body the next day. >> translator: we placed his body on the back of a pickup truck. i did the driving and we laid him on a futon. >> reporter: he taught the man how to operate the pumps, especially making fine adjustments to the water pressure.